What is woke? The urban dictionary defines it as although an incorrect tense of awake, a reference to how people should be aware of current affairs. Through social media woke has become a label for those who believe they demonstrate a high level of social consciousness. But isn’t consciousness a journey not a destination?

Host, Jayde Symone, explores her experience with mindlessly chasing the woke dragon. She is joined via phone by African American, Washington, DC racial justice activist Shawn Leek who shares how they have seen woke culture force some Black folks from a seat at the table. Educator, activist, and poet El Jones, joins the conversation to talk about how woke expanded the conversation about social justice education, but now has spun in a different direction.